About Frederic Collin Walcott
Frederic Collin Walcott (February 19, 1869 – April 27, 1949) was a United States Senator from Connecticut. Born in New York Mills, Oneida County, New York, he attended the public schools of Utica, New York and graduated from Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) in 1886, from Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts) in 1887 and from Yale University in 1891, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. He moved to New York City in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of cotton cloth and banking; he moved to Norfolk, Connecticut in 1910 and continued his business connections in New York City. During the First World War, he served with the United States Food Administration, and was president of the Connecticut Board of Fisheries and Game from 1923 to 1928. He was chairman of the Connecticut Water Commission from 1925 to 1928, and was a member of the State senate from 1925 to 1929, serving as president pro tempore from 1927 to 1929.
Walcott was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934. From 1935 to 1939, he was Commissioner of welfare of Connecticut, and a member of the advisory committee of the Human Welfare Group of Yale University from 1920 to 1948. He also served as regent of the Smithsonian Institution from 1941 to 1948. Walcott died in Stamford, Connecticut and was interred at Center Cemetery in New Milford.